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1 ClearCube OptiCom Riga 28. May 2005 Markus J. Lindl Dipl.-Ing.(FH)

2 2 ClearCube Confidential Page 2 ClearCube Overview Founded in 1997 Based in Austin, TX Focused on Evolving the Enterprise Computing Environment Developed Over 75 Patented Technologies First Business Computers Shipped June 2000

3 3 ClearCube Confidential Page 3 Traditional desktop PCs dispersed throughout the Enterprise result in: Peripherals PC H/W PC S/W Server/Network Centralized Desk-side The Desktop Computing Challenge High Support Costs $3,000--$4,000 per user, annually (large Enterprise) $6,000 - $9,000 per user, annually (NY banks) Support costs represent 90% of 4-year total cost Poor Manageability Moves, adds, changes are expensive and take days Support/administration headaches Upgrades/support require physical visits Low Availability 96% uptime (vs. 99.9% + for servers) 4-hour, next-day time to respond Weak Security and Control 1.2% of assets lost annually Data can be downloaded/stolen Illegal software can be uploaded Disaster recovery is difficult Constrained User Ergonomics PC takes up valuable space PC creates heat, noise & needs distributed UPS Source: IDC

4 4 ClearCube Confidential Page 4 Would You Switch? What would you do if you had a full Intel PC solution that: Reduced operating costs by more than 30% Provided 99.9% availability to the end-user Tightened data and hardware security Simplified management (e.g., real-time asset tracking, instant moves/adds/changes) Decreased the desktop footprint and eliminated heat and noise generated in the work environment Imagine Something Different

5 5 ClearCube Confidential Page 5 MILLENIUMPARTNERS Hundreds of Companies Have Switched

6 6 ClearCube Confidential Page 6 $825 $450 Significant Cost Savings and Improved Manageability Morgan Stanley moves traders 1.5 times per year at a cost $825 per move. ClearCube reduced MAC costs by 45%. MAC Dramatic Reduction in Installation Time Hill Air Force Base deployed 44 ClearCube systems in 22 minutes [vs. 11 hours for traditional PCs]. 11 Hr. 22 Min. Installation Old PC environment Result after ClearCube Enhances Security and 50% IT Headcount Reduction Patient record security is enhanced by removing the PC from the exam room while the headcount required to manage 14 sites across the city is reduced 50%. 4 2 Headcount Mission-Critical Uptime British Petroleums gas and electricity trading floors got a high-availability computing architecture to support its global trading activities. 2 hr. 5 Min. Downtime ClearCube Proof Points

7 7 ClearCube Confidential Page 7 Peripherals PC H/W PC S/W Centralize the computing, storage, and networking infrastructure and manage remotely. Keep only peripherals, like monitor, keyboard and mouse, at the desk. Current Box PC Environment Desktop Data Center Servers & Network H/W Peripherals ClearCube Environment Servers & Network H/W PC H/W PC S/W The ClearCube Idea – Centralize the PC Infrastructure

8 8 ClearCube Confidential Page 8 User/Client IT Manager PC Blade - A rack-mounted, Intel-based computer that delivers computing to each desktop from a centralized location. Each user connects to a PC Blade with Intels latest P4 processors, memory, HD and power supply. The PC Blade can drive single and/or multi-monitors. Cage - Houses up to eight PC Blades in a 3U high enclosure with integrated switching via the BackPack. Up to 112 PC Blades can be housed in a standard rack. User Port - A small desktop device connects the keyboard, mouse, video, audio and USB devices on the desktop to the PC Blade via CAT-5 or Fiber network cable. ClearCube Management Suite - Powerful software that enables complete system management for proactive alerting, hot sparing, and remote control. The ClearCube Solution

9 9 ClearCube Confidential Page 9 Travel to Desk Travel to Desk Travel from Desk Travel from Desk De-install Spare De-install Spare Re-Install System Re-Install System Configure System Configure System Traditional PC Service Call Service Call Travel to Desk Travel to Desk Travel from Desk Travel from Desk Expedite System to Repair Expedite System to Repair Perform Diag- nostics Perform Diag- nostics De-install System De-install System Install Spare Install Spare Configure Spare Configure Spare Real World Example: Comparing a Break/Fix Call Impacted IT Time Impacted Customer Time IT Time: Up to 2 days Customer Downtime: 4 hours to Next Business Day Service Call Service Call Perform Diag- nostics Perform Diag- nostics Expedite System to Repair Expedite System to Repair ClearCube Switch to Spare (Remote) Switch to Spare (Remote) Configure Spare (Remote) Configure Spare (Remote) Dispatch Customer & IT Time: 15 minutes IT fixes when they have time, no customer impact

10 ClearCube Technology: Hardware

11 11 ClearCube Confidential Page 11 R Series CPU Blade P4 (HT) Processor PC2100 DDR RAM nVidia Quadro Video Card With 64MB vRAM Mass Storage Lockout (MSL Jumper) ATA/100 IDE Hard Driver 120Watt Power Supply C3 Interface (aka Interposer) FRONT BACK LCD Mgmt Display

12 12 ClearCube Confidential Page 12 Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Wintel Components Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Dual, Intel Xeon(HT) Processors (2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, or 3.06GHz) Intel E7501 Chipset with 533MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) NVIDIA Graphics (GeForce or Quadro) with 32 or 64 MB Video Memory Dual, Intel 10/100/1000 Ethernet 512 L2 cache Dual Channel DDR266 Memory (4 Memory slots) Dual, Ultra ATA/100 IDE Hard Drive Windows 2000, XP, Linux server USB supports CD-ROM or floppy boot from front panel or C/Port CPU Blade Model R2100

13 13 ClearCube Confidential Page 13 Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Wintel Components Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Intel Pentium 4(HT) Processor, starting at 3.2GHz. Intel 865G Chipset, 800MHz Front Side Bus NVIDIA Graphics (GeForce or Quadro, with 32 or 64 MB Video Memory operating on 8x AGP bus. Intel 1000/100/10 Ethernet 512 L2 cache Dual Channel DDR400 (PC3200), RAM (Up to 2GB) Serial ATA/150 Hard Drive Windows 2000, XP, Linux server USB (2.0 at front of blade) supports CD-ROM or floppy boot from front panel or C/Port CPU Blade Model 1200

14 14 ClearCube Confidential Page 14 R Series CPU Blade Front Panel 345 Reset Power USB

15 15 ClearCube Confidential Page 15 Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations - Distance Wintel Components Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations 200m (660ft) distance from Blade to Desktop with Copper Standard Category 5 cable 500m (1650ft) distance from Blade to Desktop with Fiber 62.5µ, dual fiber, MTRJ connectors No degradation in performance Full audio, video and USB Resolution up to 1600x1200 Distance

16 16 ClearCube Confidential Page 16 Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations - Density Wintel Components Distance Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations Dedicated CPU per user Industry Standard Rack-mount 8 CPU Blades per 3U cage 112 Blades per 7 (42U) cabinet Simplified Network Topology Connections in rear Density 112 CPU Blades per 42U Rack 8 Blades per Cage Rear Connections

17 17 ClearCube Confidential Page 17 R Series Cage Kensington Lock Latches

18 18 ClearCube Confidential Page 18 Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations – C/Port Wintel Components DistanceDensity Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations Universal C/Port - VGA - PS/2 - USB - Audio Multi-Video eXpander (MVX) -Up to 4 video outputs -Utilizes UCPT for other connections Fiber C/Port 62.5µ MTRJ Same ports as C/Port C/Port MVX Box Fiber

19 19 ClearCube Confidential Page 19 Universal C/Port Smallest footprint Impervious to dust, dirt, and debris Well suited for office to light- industrial environments No fans, moving parts or cooling required Standard PC connections: USB, PS/2, audio, VGA Available with mounting bracket 3.2 cm 21 cm 12.7 cm

20 20 ClearCube Confidential Page 20 Universal C/Port

21 21 ClearCube Confidential Page 21 Multi-Video Capabilities Supports from 1-4 monitors, using either Analog or DVI Connectors Provide up to 1280x1024 resolution Same resolution on all monitors Uses NVIDIA nView software Deliver to desktops up to 200m (copper) or 500m (fiber) away Supports all other R Series options nVidia Quadro4 Video Card

22 22 ClearCube Confidential Page 22 I/Port Connects via standard Ethernet – signal operates on IP Network (routable) Distance between Desktop and Blade is unlimited Multiple I/Ports (up to 4) can access a single blade lowering per seat costs I8010 – Secure I/Port I8800 – Flexible I/Port

23 23 ClearCube Confidential Page 23 I/Port Overview Switched or Pt. to Pt. Ethernet I/Port No distance or infrastructure limitation IP packets

24 24 ClearCube Confidential Page 24 I/Port and the C/Port Network I/Port C/Port KVMU – Cat 5 C/Port Single/Multi-head KVMU – Cat 5 or Fiber Performance Mainstream P4 Network I/Ports P4 Cost-Sensitive

25 25 ClearCube Confidential Page 25 I/Port Model I8010 Specifications Dimensions: 1.7 x 7.6 x 6.2 I/O Ports: VGA Out Audio Out 100 Mb Ethernet 2 USB Ports for keyboard and mouse only Power/Reset Button Link/Activity LEDs Universal power input adapter No moving parts or fans 0-40 deg. C operating environment Dedicated RDP engine running on Blazer OS

26 26 ClearCube Confidential Page 26 I/Port Model I8800 Specifications Dimensions: 1.7 x 7.6 x 6.2 I/O Ports: VGA Out Audio Out 100 Mb Ethernet 4 USB Ports for keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals Power/Reset Button Link/Activity LEDs Universal power input adapter No moving parts or fans 0-40 deg. C operating environment Windows XP Embedded OS

27 27 ClearCube Confidential Page 27 Layer 3: Whole Product Solutions - BackPack Wintel Components DistanceDensityC/Port Blade Switching BackPack Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations Layer 3: Whole Product Solutions Direct Connect BackPack Blade Switching BackPack Needs no additional rack space BackPack Fan Tray Cage

28 28 ClearCube Confidential Page 28 BackPack Basic Features Direct Connect BackPack Pass through of signals from Blade to C/Port Houses video distance extension technology When in a primary Cage, houses the RMC Blade Switching BackPack 8x8 Mode Spare Switching Mode (1 Spare Blade connects to n C/Ports) Administrator/Supervisor C/Port Mode (1 Admin C/Port connects to n Blades What do the BackPacks do?

29 29 ClearCube Confidential Page 29 BackPack Architecture How do BackPacks work? Cage BackPack Fan Tray RMC (inside BackPack)

30 30 ClearCube Confidential Page 30 RMC Basic Features Controls all Blade Switching BackPacks in a rack (up to 14 total Cages) Collects and reports Cage/Blade/C/Port systems management data (up to 14 total Cages) What does the Remote Management Card (RMC) do?

31 31 ClearCube Confidential Page 31 Direct Connect Architecture How do Direct Connect BackPacks work? C/Port Connections Control Connections Ethernet Connections Power Connection LED Indicates whether RMC is installed

32 32 ClearCube Confidential Page 32 Blade Switching Architecture How do Blade Switching BackPacks work? Admin C/Port Connections C/Port Connections Spare Blade Connections Control Connections Ethernet Connections Power Connection

33 33 ClearCube Confidential Page 33 Daisy Chaining Admin C/Port Network Spare Config Cable Primary Cage (with RMC installed) Secondary Cage (no RMC installed)

34 34 ClearCube Confidential Page 34 Blade Switching Capabilities Spare Switching Move any user to a spare blade in seconds Remote Control Administrator Mode (1xN) –Take control of any Blade Supervisor Mode – Share the monitor screen with any user 8x8 Switching with Switch Manager Dynamically share computing resources Dynamically re-allocate computing resources Configure multiple computers per user

35 ClearCube Technology: Software

36 36 ClearCube Confidential Page 36 Layer 3: Whole Product Solutions – Systems Mgmt. Wintel Components DistanceDensityC/Port Systems Management Layer 1: Industry Standard Components Layer 2: ClearCube Innovations Layer 3: Whole Product Solutions Blade Switching BackPack Systems Mgmt. Software and Hardware for: Extensive Blade and Cage Monitoring Front Panel LCD and ID control Mgmt. of Blade Switching Image Management Data backup General Systems Management Communicates through RMC card & network

37 37 ClearCube Confidential Page 37 Software Summary ClearCube Management Suite Switch Manager PowerQuest DeployCenter Move Manager Blade Manager Blade health and asset monitoring ( Client Manager) PXE Enabled Image Creation and Distribution ( Deploy Center) Blade Switching (ClearCube) Move, Add, and Change Administration (ClearCube) Data Failover Data & Preferences Backup (ClearCube) Feature Summary Benefit Attained Increase client availability to over 99.9% Eliminate trips to desktop by remotely deploying hard drive images Dramatically reduce Move/Add/Change costs Fix problems before they start with health monitoring and alerts Eliminate lost user data and settings

38 38 ClearCube Confidential Page 38 Switch Manager Overview Switch Users to Spare Blades in Seconds Manage Mode Spare Mode Remote Control Modes 8x8 Mode

39 39 ClearCube Confidential Page 39 Architecture How does Switch Manager work? Admin Station Server (s) Blades/Cages (through RMC network connection) Browser Switch Manager Network

40 40 ClearCube Confidential Page 40 Switch Manager Logon

41 41 ClearCube Confidential Page 41 Switch Manager Manage Mode

42 42 ClearCube Confidential Page 42 Switch Manager Spare Mode

43 43 ClearCube Confidential Page 43 Switch Manager 8x8 Switching Mode

44 44 ClearCube Confidential Page 44 Switch Manager Hardware Remote Control

45 Questions and Answers

46 46 ClearCube Confidential Page 46 Blade Manager Overview Basic Systems Management (1:1) 1:1 Management for <250 users Health: status and alerts Inventory: hardware and software Basic Admin: power on/off/reboot ClearCube features (LCD/MSL)

47 47 ClearCube Confidential Page 47 Architecture How does Blade Manager work? Network Admin Station Client Blades Cage with RMC Browser

48 48 ClearCube Confidential Page 48 Data Failover Overview Backup Blade Data Files and Settings Scheduled backup of data files and preferences Backup data is stored on unused HD space on other Blades Recover user data and preferences when switching to a spare

49 49 ClearCube Confidential Page 49 Architecture How does Data Failover work? Network Subnet 1 Peer to peer technology Blade 1 backs up data to 1-3 other Blades (replication factor) in the same subnet Auto discovery and auto-allocation Blade 1 Blades 4, 7, 8

50 50 ClearCube Confidential Page 50 Architecture How does Data Failover work? Network Admin Station Subnet 1 Subnet 2 DR Scenario Blade 1 backs up data to 1-3 other Blades (replication factor) in another subnet across geographies Administrator assignment versus auto discovery

51 51 ClearCube Confidential Page 51 Architecture How does Data Failover work? Network Admin Station Server (Super Peer) Subnet 1 Subnet 2

52 52 ClearCube Confidential Page 52 Move Manager Overview Scheduled backup of full systems Manual or Automated Moves/Adds/ Changes

53 53 ClearCube Confidential Page 53 PowerQuest DeployCenter Overview Create images Deploy or Restore images Manage Images via PXE Server Create images Deploy or Restore images Manage Images via PXE Server Create, Deploy and Restore Hard Drive Images

54 54 ClearCube Confidential Page 54 Architecture How does DeployCenter work? Admin Station Server (s) Blades (through Network ports) Browser Image Center, PXE Server, DHCP Server, Image Server Network

55 Service and Support Processes – Site Preparation and Planning

56 56 ClearCube Confidential Page 56 Areas of Concern Before Installation Adequate Floor Space Concentration of Power Circuits Thermal/Cooling Capabilities Cabling Concerns Personnel Availability and Preparedness Client Image Preparation

57 57 ClearCube Confidential Page 57 Space Requirements Floor Space 2 x 3 footprint for Rack Accessibility Front – Blade removal, USB port use, power/reset buttons Rear – BackPack removal, cable connections Clean Environment Not clean-room, but excess dust can damage components on Blades Racks or Cabinets set up prior to ClearCube installation

58 58 ClearCube Confidential Page 58 Power Requirements Current Draw (at 120V) Peak: 10 Amps per Cage Nominal: Amps per Cage Circuit Breakers Recommend one 15A breaker per Cage UPS Sizes Must allow 10A to reach Cage (even while charging) Otherwise, size based on time required at 6.5A Rewiring will be required for most large installations (4 or more Cages)

59 59 ClearCube Confidential Page 59 Thermal Requirements Expected Heat Transfer Approx Btu/hr per Cage (500 – 800 Watts) Ventilation Rack: 4 of space at rear of rack for proper airflow Cabinet: vented front door, fully vented rear door/panel Airflow adequate in Data Center, Telecom Closet, etc. Be wary of cable bundles blocking airflow Air conditioners may be required

60 60 ClearCube Confidential Page 60 Cabling Requirements Standard Category 5 Cable Homerun configuration 660 feet or less to the desktop Cables organized and not blocking ventilation Color coordinated cables: prefer grey for Ethernet and blue for C/Port connections


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